Farming

Farming

Farming
Welcome to this group for all farmers and anyone with an interest in farming. Read our blog to see how we're working with farmers and to find out where you can meet us at events.
Latest blog posts
  • Scotland Rural Development Programme – Open for Business!

    In January 2015 the new Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) opened for business. Well... sort of! The programme has numerous schemes and these are opening on a rolling basis – so far we have seen the launch of for example, the Crofting Agricultural...
  • Hope Farm: Spring Update 2015

    There are definite signs of spring in the air here at Hope Farm: skylarks were singing all around me as I walked into the farm this morning, the first small tortoiseshells and queen buff-tailed bumblebees have been seen flying around the farmhouse orchard...
  • On a High at Hope Farm: Results of the Winter Farmland Bird Count 2014/15

    On RSPB Hope Farm our monitoring work includes surveying both breeding birds during the summer and birds using the farm during the winter months too. The winter surveys are carried out monthly from December to February. On one morning in each month the...
  • Angus steps up measures to save the corn bunting

    With all the new rules connected to greening and the new Agri-Environment Climate Scheme going live, the year didn’t start exactly peacefully... There was a lot of information to keep on top of, a lot to learn and in between it all, the question...
  • A Turnaround for the Tree Sparrow at Hope Farm?

    The Tree Sparrow is one of our rarest birds associated with lowland and mixed farmland, having undergone declines of 90% between 1970-2012*. It was a source of great excitement therefore when 24 birds were photographed feeding at a supplementary feeding...
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